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We are making a quick trip to Michigan to visit my mom. We then have next week off from work to relax.

Just found out our wool is ready at the mill. We have an appointment to pick it up on Thursday. I think they think we are crazy for wanting 37 pounds of roving (about 9 garbage bags pull). We are having fun with it and plan to do some experimenting with dyeing the wool. Still working on this years wool but we will be having some of it made into quilt batting.

Called to see if my long arm is in but just got the answering machine. Oh well. We it hope can be set up next week while we are off.

Have a great 4th of July weekend. emoticon

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I have 1 shop down the street, but it's a bit expensive so I wait until I head north to do my shopping.

Any plans for the 4th?

We're staying local and relaxing. After traveling every week for the last 3 weeks and then the next 4 weeks, I want a little down time

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No quilt shops near me, sorry.

We had a ladies only "breakfast dinner" tonight. DH is at work and grands are at other grandparent's house so it was just the girls and me. Youngest will be going to the beach for the 4th, oldest will be working all weekend so I will have lots of time for sewing.

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I am lucky we have at least 6 quilt shops within 30 min of home, plus a few more if you don't mind some driving.

It will the middle of next week before I get to any sewing time. We are going to be busy over the holiday weekend and then I need to empty my sewing room so I can clean the floors and wipe down the walls. I figure if I need to make room for my new long arm I might as well clean. I hope they will be delivering it next week.

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I miss having a good quilt shop nearby. Since I've just moved to a new town I don't know what the Independence day traffic will be like. If I don't do anything outside the house, I know I have quilting to do. :)

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If you are near a quilt shop and are not doing the Row by Row, if you stop in, could you pick up a free pattern for me. This sounds crazy. But I have 4 patterns and need 4 more patterns to do the quilts. I would love to knock this out and go into my LQS and win their fat quarters. One of the local shops has already had a winner. I have access to 3 other close shops but with traffic around here on 4th of july and beyond, not sure when I could get to them. Thanks. Carol

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Today I will clear off the dining room table so we can eat. I have to go shopping for food. And maybe do a bit of sewing. Carol

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I did spend a few hours cleaning after I got home from my work out. Mainly cleaned bathroom and vacuumed up the wool and cat hair dust bunnies.

We had a really nice visit. My nieces children are well behaved and really cute. They were getting a little antsy while we adults visited so I got out a couple of puzzles and each boy took one to put together. Their daughter is a special needs child and was really tired. They set her
up in our recliner and she sleep most of the afternoon. Plus she has a new baby. I don't know how she does it with a special needs child and three boys.

It has been a long day even with having the day off I got up and went to my work out at 5am.

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It seems like there are no easy days at work anymore. Only worked half a day, but am so very tired. House cleaning and laundry will wait till tomorrow.

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Today I must clean my house as well. We are having company for the weekend and I need to clear off some spaces. Started last week when son was here but now it is really time to finish. Carol

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Good Morning All.

Today I really must clean house. I must not start with the sewing room though. If I do, it will get tidied and then I will start to sew and the rest of the house will be neglected. So must save that room for last. I hope everyone has a good day. MJ

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So far I have not missed any of the Splendid blocks. I'm not a big fan of embroidery now with the less dexterity of my hands, but I've tried to do them using applique techniques instead to keep the spirit of each block going.

Working on my DD fiance's family genealogy right now and trying to keep my exercise up.

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Meg, I'm not a fan of geese either, and for the same reason. He is so very sad though. I found the only rehab facility for migratory birds in AL and will give them a call tomorrow.

Enjoy your family, Julie. Don't worry about the house.

This morning we went for a bike ride early before it got so hot. Turns out my rain dance worked, just 5 miles south of us. Our favorite dirt road had been graded, then it rained. Didn't really want to ride in the mud, so stayed on the paved road. One white truck passed us 3 times in 60 minutes. That is why I hate to ride paved roads.



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I should be working on getting ready for family visit tomorrow, but I just don't feel like doing it. My DH's brother and family are coming for a visit tomorrow afternoon. They are traveling between Chicago and Minneapolis and are going to stop here in Madison for a visit. I have all morning to get things picked up before they arrive.

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The quilt is called "Log Cabin in the Woods". Found it online....might have been Pinterest.

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MJ, what is the pattern name for the 9 patch log cabin? After I make my houses, I'll still have 9 patches left. Carol

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Bev - That's so sad about the goose. I'm not a giant fan of Canada Geese since they poo all over the yard, but it sucks to see something suffer. :(

I'm also sorry to hear that you've had such horrible weather too. We've actually been having the most pleasant spring/summer here. It's the best it's been in years since we actually had a spring. The past several years have had a final snow in the first couple days of April and by the end of the month it's hitting 85-90. This year we've had a full spring and it just recently started getting hot.

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I'll try your idea with the posted notes, Beverly. I started on the house swap block and my Babylock decided to be difficult. Haven't got it to the shop yet so am limping along with the old machine. Doing the best I can with the blocks. I hope they will be okay for the swap. Good luck with finding help for the goose. Nature can be brutal for some. Game night was fun last night. Much of the time it is more of a gabfest. I did contain myself with the food. emoticon Our hostess is calorie conscious too so we had a choice of high or low calorie to choose from. Very thoughtful of her. Going to a quild meeting this morning that I may join. Should be fun! Hope everyone has a good day. MJ emoticon

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I'm still printing the Splendid Sampler blocks, but there are some I just won't do. I do like most of them.

MJ, measure 1/4 inch and place a small stack of post it notes to use as a guide. They won't leave a mark. How nice to get together and play games. I wish more folks did that.

Well, did my rain dance today and still only got lightening and thunder. Not even a good cloud cover. I did get some quilting done since it was way to hot to be outside.

We have many Canadian geese (like almost 20 most days) on our little lake. There is a single that was left by his group and has tried to join other groups, but they won't let him. He stays in the middle of the lake and won't come eat. Today I managed to lure him in close enough to get a good look at him and he is missing the upper half of his bill. I have a call into a local vet to see if the rescue organizations will be able to help. He used to do rescues and usually says we can do nothing for migratory birds, but this one is so sad I hope he will change his mind. Catching him will be another matter.

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I am way too far behind on the Splendid Sampler. I like a lot of the blocks though. Need to concentrate on the house swap right now. Have gotten my old machine out and hope I can keep an accurate quarter inch seam with it. It hasn't been used in years. Ladies game night for me tonight. A small group of us get together and play euchre, dominoes, aggravation etc etc. I usually enjoy the food as much as the games. Maybe I can keep myself in check tonight. emoticon Hope all have had a good day. emoticon

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This is the link to the Simply Splendid Sampler quilt www.thesplendidsampler.com/blocks-an
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It started in February and goes to next February. 2 blocks are posted each week one on Thursday and one on Sunday.

I was without my computer basically for 10 days, so I'm a bit behind. Dino and I are actively doing the blocks.

Each block shows a quilting technique and there are tutorials if you've never done that technique.

I've really been enjoying the whole experience. There is also a FB page, where there are 20K people on it so you can see other interpretations of the same block.

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Ginny, sounds like things are coming along well.

Sandy, I have a "travel quilt" my grandmother made me. I purchase an embroidered patchs as my souvenirs when I travel and put them on the back of the quilt.

MJ, I love that quilt. The colors are right up my alley.

Today was another scorcher, reached 98 again. We watered the lawn, washed the truck and camper, bought groceries, and hung out in the hammocks. No rain, but we did hear thunder.

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Thank you. I can't take credit for the quilt design though as I found it online. It will be my project for fall quilt camp. MJ

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Welcome to the group Sandy.

MJP the quilt is beautiful. I found out about the the Simply Splendid Sampler through this group. I think there are few other working on the sampler. It is online. I did a search for simply splendid sampler and found the website.

I spent time in between loads of laundry packing up my sewing room. I have the book shelves most of the way empty now. I think the only furniture I am going to loose is the twin bed.

Have a great week.

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Welcome Sandy! And MJP, I love your 9 patch log cabin! Family has left and it is very quiet here. Now a fast clean for the week as company comes on Firday. Carol

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Welcome, Sandy. I am new to the group and learning also. Like you, I love quilts. Log cabins are a great quilt. I will be making a variation on one at a quilt camp in October. I'll try to attach a pic of the design to this post. I think you were a winner with only a three pound gain on a Carribian Cruise. I did much more damage than that myself when my husband and I went. I hope you enjoy the group. MJ



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Hi Ginny and everyone. I too was MIA - went on a cruise. Gained a few pounds. I need to get back into my workout routine. I am new to this - chat on computer. emoticon I like to sew. Did two log cabin quilt tops - yes just the tops, not quilted yet. My daughter and I work on a yo-yo quilt. We both hand stitch on material to all the places we have been, so we can make a quilt. I am thinking of a Disney quilt, since it was our second Disney cruise. I bought material in Jamaica, not sure if will make a tote with it, or use in Disney quilt, since it was one of our ports we stopped at.
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I'm back too. Been MIA myself with little access or desire to logon.

Got my walk in this morning and need to rebuild my stamina as I've been sick and with little energy. It's amazing how quickly you lose your stamina.

The invitations are mostly done and the first dress fitting has been done. Now have to get my dress hemmed and DH needs to buy a suit.

Way behind on my quilting but that's okay as nothing urgent which needs to be done.

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Not a bad things to give up WiFi for a week. My grandsons spend a lot of time on their hand held appliances. Annoying sometimes. What happened to playing games and going to bed early? At any rate, we've had a marvelous time. All the family got together at my sister's last night. My two adult sons barely speak to each other. There is no reason for it, it just happened over the years and it is obvious they are not comfortable with it each other. But the grandkids fell right in and swam and played. I have two boys that are 6. Maybe they can bring their daddies together. Carol

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I'm home! I took the grands to my parent's for Father's Day, then Monday we went camping. We were promised WiFi, but didn't work out that way, so I have been MIA all week. I'm home and doing laundry and trying to catch up. The boys had a great time, even if it was 98 degrees. The pool was wonderful, but the middle of the day was still hot. Our friends have a pontoon boat and a golf cart, so the grands had other things to do. There was also a playground and hike/bike trails. A bear was seen about 1/2 mile from the campground, near where one was hit by a car just a couple of weeks ago. There are more and more of them around here.

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Ladies Day Away sounds like a good time. I am from northeastern Ohio and there are many sewing get- aways in the area. I suppose I should join a quild and participate in those kinds of things. Are the Simply Splendid Sampler blocks for a quild project? I had to get rid of some things when I got my long arm too. Still couldn't come up with enough room for a stand up one so went with a sit-down machine. I'm sure you will enjoy many many hours quilting with your new machine. MJ

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Today was Ladies Day Away so I packed up my sewing machine and went and sewed with my friends. I started making the Simply Splendid Sampler blocks. I got the first 4 blocks done and the 5th cut out. I am not sure when I will get back to working on the blocks because I am starting to pack up my sewing room so I can clean and reorganize the room to make room for my long arm.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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We have friends who have a deck boat and invited us out on it this morning. Would rather not but the grandkids will love it. Beautiful weather and need lots of sunscreen today! Carol

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Have a good evening everyone.

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Welcome MJP.

I had a fairly normal day at work. Then came home and helped get chores done and dinner is now waiting.

Have a good evening.

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Thank you. Good luck with your blog. I hope all goes well.

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Welcome MJP. I am hoping to get into blogging and actually posting something. Right now I'm writing the history of my business. cArol

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I subscribed to your blog Carol, so even if you don't blog regularly, I look forward to anything you share there.

I have a friend that started a blog and I can imagine it takes a lot of thought and time, especially where pictures are posted/shared. ??

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Bev: Thank you for the nice welcome to the group. I will need to read about all the projects and goals for the group and try to keep up with all of you. As for my quilting, I have just finished a baby quilt. Also I am gathering fabrics etc for a quilt camp held at Cedar Lakes State Park, WV in October. Last year was my first camp experience and I loved it. This year I will be making a variation on the Log Cabin. I look forward to getting to know all of you and exchanging ideas on quilting and living a healthier life style. Have a great day!

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thank you for the nice comments. And yes, that was my blog on color confidence. I have these lofty goals of becoming an accomplished blogger but you have to write and post and I'm lazy about it. Carol

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I like quilt Carol.

I had a nice day. I took the afternoon off because our quartet was playing for Make Music Madison. For the past few years on the summer solstice music is being played all over the city of Madison. We played at the Glenwood Children's Park. It was a really pretty park and there were a lot of families listening. We were concerned about parking but it wasn't really an issue because most of the people were walking or biking in.

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I like the quilt too! I think that's what I'm going to use to make my quilt coverlet. I like your color confidence part 5 blocks. So pretty~ (that is your blog, right?)

you are so right about moving and cleaning/culling junk. I too want to do some remodeling and also need to save/budget for them. I think a farm sink and update faucet, then the master closet. Then down the road maybe a full kitchen and master bath remo.

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Very pretty!. I do like your fabric choices in that quilt. It makes it interesting.

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Thanks. I used a combo of fabrics that all went together that I've had for several years. This is the second quilt I've made using these fabrics and I still have enough to make more. What was I thinking? Carol

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That is cute, carol. I can see it in my scrappy greens.



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Here is the link for the tester quilt that I made. The Debbie Quilt by Kitchen Table Quilting. I have it half quilted and need to finish it. Carol

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I think we need to move so I can clean and sort and pitch. Best way to get rid of stuff. I was in a clients newly renovated bathroom yesterday and it was so pretty. I so want to renovate our master but we don't currently have the budget for it. Need to start saving. We are going on a Viking cruise next October 2017 and just made the final payment on a credit card so we still have to pay for it when the card comes due. Should be done in a couple of months with that so if nothing else comes up, maybe we can save up for a bathroom reno. Carol

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I do this all the time. I put something in a "smart" place that I'll know where it is when I need it again. But then I can't remember the "smart" place. But when I find it, then it comes back to me why I put it in that specific place. LOL
the last time this happened my ds suggested I start putting things in stupid places so we can find things quicker.
We're still in the process of unpacking and finding homes for things too, so I'm sure you can imagine the fun we're having in our household. emoticon

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Carol, Doesn't it always happen that way, you put something somewhere you know you will remember, but then you can't remember.

It has been a long day.

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I need to clean something out so I can find the remaining round robin fabric for the last row. It matches the center square and I've looked everywhere for it. Need to start over and look again. In a safe place I guess. Carol

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Julie, isn't it amazing the things we find when sorting out closets. I really need to clean mine out. Not that I need the room, but some of this stuff just needs to find a new home.

Looks like the van is gonna have to go back to the shop. Had it serviced last week, but something sure smelled hot when we got home today, and there was some sort of moisture on the battery and around the seal. Guess it will go back tomorrow. Hate when that happens.

On a brighter note, we picked enough blackberries for 2 pies. So my mom made them and I brought one home. It was still warm when we got here, so that is what I had for dinner.

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I finished quilting a lap quilt today. I also cleaned out a closet hoping to find room to put a few things but even throwing out some old crappy bedding and setting a side some bedding to donate I wasn't able to find much space. We use the closet to store framed picture that we don't have room on the walls for.

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Yesterday, I spent about an hour clearing off the bed in the guest room and putting things in boxes. I have so many empty drawers but if I put things away, I never find them again. So most of the time I leave them out. But that has to change in the next two weeks with company coming. I cannot find the rest of my round robin fabric nor can I find the sample round robin I nearly finished. I need this by guild in July. I've looked everywhere I can think but I may have to go and buy something to go with it. Carol

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Safe travels, Ginny.

Today was very busy and lots of fun. My parent's church had breakfast for dads and granddads. I spent the morning cooking pancakes. Then we hit sales in town and got shorts and swim shirts for the grands, and 3 tops for me. All were buy one get 2 free. Then dug potatoes, picked blackberries, and walked the dog. It was a great day.

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The heat and humidity has moved back in. We got up this morning and vaccinated the 9 ewe lambs and 2 yearling ewes. It was still warm at 7:30 AM.

We ordered my long arm today!!! It will arrive at the store in about a week and then we will need to schedule delivery and set up. We are hoping for around 6 Jul because we already have the time scheduled off work.

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Have fun Ginnie! Do you drive or fly or train. Julie, enjoy your new playtoy! I love my Platinum 16! Halfway done quilting the tester quilt! Carol

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Heading north today - Bridal shower #1 for DD

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Megan, since you only butt the edges of the batting together and don't overlap them, I would be afraid the fusible web would adhere to the surface of the quilt. The fusible stabilizer is only fusible on one side. I do use some of my scraps for practice pieces. Also, I don't use the pieced batting in a quit that has a lot of white for fear it will show.

Julie, I can't think of a better reason to clean a sewing room and get rid of furniture.

The grands and I are at my parent's for the weekend. We were going to dig potatoes tomorrow, but after almost 2 months of no rain, it has poured for the past 2 days, so the field is too wet. We will at least fork over a few hills so we can take some home.

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I am getting a Juki with a 10 foot long frame. I have been looking and dreaming about a long arm for several years, so when ever given an opportunity to try one I did. We also have a local sewing machine shop that rents time on a long arm. I have done this a few times once doing free motion and once using the computer. I had a lot of problem with the computer. I tried the Juki and I like the way it sews and the movement on the frame. It seemed a lot smoother then the others IK tried. The Juki is a commercial grade machine. There is a computer available but I am not getting at this point. I am getting the handles on the back so I will be able to use pantograms.

I now have to get busy on cleaning my sewing room to make room for the machine. I think some furniture will have to go.

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Julie - Congrats on your upcoming purchase! And like everybody else, what are you getting?? How did you decide? And are you getting a frame with it?

Bev - I see what you did and that makes a lot of sense. I have a bunch of batting left overs that are about as wide as yours are that I haven't really known what to do with and had been using them to test tension or a new FMQ pattern to get the hang of it prior to quilting. But this is a great idea. Do you think fusible web would work to hold them together? I have some of that left over from an applique project.

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Julie, you will love it! What are you ordering?

Megan, I end up with lots of strips left over when I trim my quilts. So I even them up and put them together. I used to zig zag them together, but even with a walking foot they were sometimes uneven. They make a product to glue them together, but I'm cheap, so I used up my left over stabilizer from the tee shirts. This isn't a good picture, but gives you an idea.



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Thursday is breakfast for dinner family night, but just as I turned on the oven to preheat, the power went out. Stayed off for almost 3 hours, so no breakfast tonight. They didn't seem to be too broken hearted, their mom got chicken fingers and mac n cheese when she got off work. Did put me behind on my work for the day, though.

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Julie - How exciting! What brand are you going to get?

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I need to get cleaning on my sewing room. It needs a good cleaning. Plus DH said we can go order my long arm this weekend. emoticon

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How do you piece batting scraps?

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Piecing batting scraps, especially for small or charity quilts is a good use of them. You can always take your batting scraps to the nearest Lutheran church. Our guild at church has become very active and I would not miss going. I just ordered 4 rolls of batting from Joann's when they had an online sale at 50% off but it is difficult to find the money for the church to pay for it. We have to get creative. Carol

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Carol, I'm sending more your way. We did our walk early today because rain was coming, then had a lovely afternoon after all. Now it is thundering again.

As part of my daily sort and organize I went through my batting scraps today and pieced enough for 1 quilt and 2 wall hangings. Still have a few more to go, but the corner is looking better. Next is the scrap box under the cutting table (again).

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We got your storms here today Bev. Carool

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It was storming when I went to bed last night. Today has been another hot and humid day. Probably will have storms this evening and over night again.

Not to much going on here tonight.

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Well, I was awakened by the sound of thunder about 4:30 this morning. And it continued till about 10, then went to 91 degrees. Nothing like a free sauna. But since I was at work it didn't matter. The Boy's Club was closed today and I only worked a half day, so the grands came home with me when I got off. Tomorrow we will ride, if it doesn't rain.

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We have had a hot and humid day. Storms are moving into the area for this evening.

We were going to vaccinate the ewe lambs tonight but it is just to hot. We will do them Sat. morning before it gets too warm.

Going to sit back and relax after dinner.

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Today's newspaper had a favorite pin listed as a bag pattern and tutorial from www.nancyzieman.com
Talks about using a border print for a bag and it was cute. Carol

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This morning we did some errands then went to the woods for a bike ride. DH made it about 50 feet and noticed he had a broken spoke and his rear wheel was quite warped. So no ride today. But that is ok, it was 90 degrees at 10 this morning and I would have melted. Gave me more time to do chores and work in the sewing room. There were a few rumbles of thunder this afternoon, but no rain.

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